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2 Chicago Bakeries Make List of '33 Best Donut Shops in America'



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    The city of Chicago is known for many things – the skyline, the architecture, amazing restaurants and shops – but now we officially can add our donuts to the list of bragging rights.

    The team at Thrillist traveled far and wide to compile their annual list of the best doughnut shops in America, and after narrowing it down to the top 33, two Chicago bakeries made the cut.

    Scroll through to see which local shops made the list – we dare you to make it to the bottom without running out for one of these drool-worthy confections.

    The 33 Best Donut Shops in America, according to Thrillist:

    Astro Doughnuts
    Washington, D.C.


    Blue Star Donuts
    Portland, Oregon


    Sunny day calls for a treat #bluestardonuts #donutsfordaze #sunnydaysnacktime

    A photo posted by Blue Star Donuts (@bluestardonuts) on


    Bills Donut Shop
    Centerville, Ohio



    A photo posted by Bill's Donut Shop (@billsdonutshop) on


    Congdon’s Doughnuts
    Wells, ME


    District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew
    New Orleans, Louisiana


    Pelican Donut: Cream Cheese Glaze, Red Velvet and Fresh Blueberries. Go Pels!

    A photo posted by DistrictDonuts.Sliders.Brew. (@districtdonuts) on


    Do-Rite Donuts
    Chicago, Illinois


    On the bright side. #chicagodonuts #chiberia

    A photo posted by Do Rite Donuts (@doritedonuts) on


    The Donut Bar
    San Diego, California


    The Donut Stop
    St. Louis, Missouri


    Dottie’s Diner
    Woodbury, Connecticut 


    A photo posted by Bryan Avigne (@bryanavigne) on


    Doughnut Vault
    Chicago, Illinois


    Today's special, Blueberry w/ Lemon Crumble, paired with coffee from @heritagebicycle

    A photo posted by Doughnut Vault (@doughnutvault) on


    Dynamo Donut + Coffee
    San Francisco, California


    Federal Donuts
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Fox’s Donut Den
    Nashville, Tennessee


    A photo posted by @everybitewetake on


    Glam Doll Donuts
    Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Glazed and Confused
    Denver, Colorado


    Caramel fake-iatto puffynut-vanilla pastry cream stuffed with espresso glaze and caramel drizzle

    A photo posted by Glazed & Confuzed Donuts (@glazedandconfuzed) on


    Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
    Charleston, South Carolina


    Malt Ball Doughnuts! (Malt cheesecake filling, chocolate glaze, malt balls)

    A photo posted by Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts (@glazedgourmet) on


    Austin, Texas


    ������❤️ #donuts #donutsarebae #austintx #foodporn #foodie #foodcoma #texas #yum

    A photo posted by Gourdough's (@gourdoughspublichouse) on


    Hypnotic Donuts
    Dallas, Texas


    Johnny Doughnuts
    San Rafael, California


    The bakers are feeling extra inspired today because... Friday �� #johnnydoughnuts

    A video posted by Johnny Doughnuts (@johnnydoughnuts) on


    Leonard’s Bakery
    Honolulu, Hawaii


    The Original Malasada at Leonard's Bakery, Honolulu

    A photo posted by City Foodsters �� (@cityfoodsters) on


    Long’s Bakery
    Indianapolis, Indiana


    Loyless Donuts
    Cowards, Alabama


    Tanner worked an overnight and picked up a surprise on his way home. How sweet. #localwire #dothan #loylessdonuts

    A photo posted by Meg McConvery (@megmcconvery) on


    Mojo Donuts
    Pembroke Pines, Florida


    Newest creation

    A photo posted by Mojo Donuts (@mojodonuts24) on


    Monuts Donuts
    Durham, North Caronila


    Introducing our new Chocolate Peanutbutter Buttercream!

    A photo posted by Lindsay Moriarty (@monutsdonuts) on


    Nord's Bakery
    Louisville, Kentucky


    Favs ��

    A photo posted by K W (@kimewallace) on


    Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
    Brooklyn, New York


    Pink Box Doughnuts
    Las Vegas, Nevada


    Primo’s Donuts
    Los Angeles, California


    Primo's Kisses!!!

    A photo posted by Primo's Donuts (@primosdonuts1) on


    Revolution Doughnuts
    Decatur, Georgia


    Maple Bourbon Cro-dough. Open til 4 today.

    A photo posted by Revolution Doughnuts (@revolutiondoughnuts) on


    Sugar Shack
    Richmond, Virginia


    Star Wars love.

    A photo posted by Sugar Shack Donuts (@rvadonuts) on


    Sweetwater’s Donut Mill
    Kalamazoo, Michigan


    �� "America's best donuts" ��

    A photo posted by [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅] (@sofia.rubi) on


    Union Square Donuts
    Somerville, Massachusetts


    Whoo’s Donuts
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

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